The History of Lithuania Before 1795
by Albinas Kuncevicius, Zigmantas Kiaupa, Jurate Kiaupiene
ISBN 9986810132 (9986-810-13-2)
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The English version has been prepared on the basis of the second Lithuanian edition (1998), revised and extended. It covers the period of time from the roots of the Lithuanian nation and state up to the abolition of the Lithuanian state in 1795. In this work special emphasis is put on the most significant moments at different historical periods in the internal and foreign social and political development of the Lithuanian state, explaining the phenomenon of the formation of Lithuanian statehood and showing the process leading to social and political maturity, as well as social, religious and cultural features.CONTENTS: I. Lithuanian Prehistory (Primaeval Settlement of the Country; The First Sedentary People of Lithuania; Formation of Baltic Tribal Units; Unions of the Baltic Tribes; On the Eve of the Lithuanian State) / II. The Grand Duchy of Lithuania from the Establishment of the State to the Union of Lublin (Establishment of the State; Gediminian Lithuania Before Christianization; The Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the Times of Vytautas and Jogaila; Lithuanian Society Between Vytautas and the Union of Lublin; The Political History of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania up to the Union of Lublin) / III. The Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the Republic of Two Nations, 1569-1795 (The Country and Its People; Nations, Religions, Culture; The Traits of the Political History of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania from Sigismund Vasa up to Augustus III; The Breakdown of Reforms and the State: 1764-1795; The Historical Legacy of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: Achievements) / Research Review / List of Maps [via]
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